11 posts tagged text

Texts as a Fabrics of Shared Understanding

Good texts, just like good conversations, are the ones that change you. You are transformed after having read them: you either know something more, learned something new, or have decided what to do next, how to solve a problem. Texts flourish when created and presented (and vice versa) in the right environment (i.e. in relevant contexts). Don’t give your readers 10000 words, give them 20 at the right time, at the right place. Texts that just talk and talk and say nothing cannot win you ...

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The Elephant in the Interactive Room [Book Excerpt]

In today's textual environment, increasingly managed and handled with the help of algorithms and complex systems for content dissemination, detection and discovery, writing’s frontiers surpass our bravest expectations. Mezmerized by this new environment for our creativity forces, we are somehow blinded by the bright future we imagine and unable to see web writing’s balance of words and algorithms. In trying to conceive of the essence of web writing and its role in our public and ...

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How to Write for the Web?

On the Web, connect bravely. Trust the Thread. Your curiosity's thread. Links, hashtags, meta descriptions, alt text, headings and all other web words are nothing more than curiosity's root tips reaching out to connect. On the Web, curiosity’s thin thread becomes powerful. Strengthened by web technologies, it allows you to connect dots wildly and unexpectedly. Never give up the “Wow, what?” part of your writing (thinking), seek it till you find it. It will connect you to ...

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